Back in December I picked out the new flexible working rules as one of my Top 5 changes to employment law in 2014.
The changes mean that employers won’t have to follow the current procedures and all employees (not just parents and carers) will be able to request flexible working once they have been employed for six months.
The new law was due to come in on 6th April 2014 but it’s been delayed. We don’t have a new date yet but my guess is anytime between now and October 2014.
We will keep you posted on these developments but if you have any queries about the current rules, the new rules or indeed any aspect of employment law, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7234 0200 or email email@example.com
Legislative changes to the employment law landscape tend not to happen too often in the UK, but like buses, this week a few seem to have arrived at once with the publication of the UK Government’s policy paper “Smarter regulation to grow the economy”, which sets out various proposals for changes to existing legislation and the introduction of new legislation.
Most employers are keen to avoid dismissing staff in whom they have invested time and money but this is not always possible.
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), sometimes referred to as “gagging clauses”, are rarely out of the news.
On 5 December 2022, following its Making Flexible Working The Default consultation, which has now concluded, the UK government announced that it will be introducing reforms to the law around employees’ rights to make flexible working requests.